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For our Art for Lunch free talk this Thursday 12.45pm, come beyond the bubble and join Deborah Hart, Head of Australian Art as she introduces the beautiful fusion of Chinese-Australian artists in 'Infinite Conversations'. This display is in our Australian galleries, Level 1, only until 9 September.

#rosslyndpiggott @rosslyndpiggott #australianart #nationalgalleryaus #ausnatcoll

Work: Rosslynd Piggott 'Pillow' (detail) 2000 https://bit.ly/2vBdPvg


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'When Peter Hennessey and I set up The Basement artist-run-space in Collins Street, we were entirely self-funded VCA grads. I wore the same pair of jeans for three years. We didn't go out for dinner. My sister used to give me $20 to buy cappuccinos. But we had an art gallery. We used lights found in the dumpster of the NGV. It was as much about showing art as it was about making it. It was ephemeral and represented us at that time in our lives. You don't enter the art world, you have to build it with the people around you.' @patricia.piccinini encouraged us today that the art world recognises persistence at the @nava_visualarts conference. #futureforward18


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#collectionhighlight: Tracey Moffatt's 'First jobs' series is a visual feast of 'lolly colours', with the aesthetic of old films. They evoke nostalgia, triggering memories of our own first jobs and formative experiences. What was your first job?

#traceymoffatt #ausnatcoll #nationalgalleryaus #accidentallywesanderson #permanentcollection

Images: Tracey Moffatt 'Parking Cars 1981', 'Selling Aluminium Siding 1978', 'Store Clerk 1975' and 'Pineapple Cannery 1978' 2008 Gift of Rupert and Annabel Myer, 2008


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Plans have been drawn up to begin work on Sol LeWitt’s ‘Wall drawing no.380 a-d’ to span 19 metres for ‘American Masters 1940–1980', opening 24 August. Link in bio.

#sollewitt #americanmasters #walldrawing @abbijacobson #nationalgalleryaus #ausnatcoll


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Get your hands on some of the finest designers and publications in our NGA Shop—including @langdonltd, @shauncytan and many more. Open 10am – 5pm everyday except Christmas Day.


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'Maximum impact from minimum materials' is the design philosophy of @phasmahammer in this playful costume constructed entirely from found materials. With an automotive head and bird-like legs, the character embodies @phasmahammer's fascination with fluid identities and composite creatures. See it star in Club Ate's 'Ex Nilalang (Lolo Ex Machina)' 2015 in our Contemporary galleries, LG, until 26 August.

#clubate #nationalgalleryaus #ausnatcoll #contemporaryart #australianart

Work: Justin Shoulder 'Lolo Ex Machina' 2015


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Art with bite. Yoko Ono's 'A box of smile' 1971 is disarmingly simple and arrestingly poetic. A toothy, disembodied grin emerges unexpectedly from a small black box. 'Power and Imagination: Conceptual Art' opens today 10am – 5pm, Level 2, free.

#curatorspick #yokoono #conceptualart #powerimagination #nationalgalleryaus #ausnatcoll

Image: Yoko Ono 'A box of smile' 1971/ 1984


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Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series opens @artgallerywa tomorrow. It's the first of five venues to host the series, and the first time in 15 years Nolan's national treasure has gone on tour. Enjoy!

#nedkelly #sidneynolan #ausnatcoll #nationalgalleryaus #artgallerywa #australianart #angrypenguin

Image: Sidney Nolan 'Death of Sergeant Kennedy at Stringybark Creek' 1946


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@anuprintmediaworkshop students received a private floortalk with Sally Foster, Curator of International Prints and Drawings this week. Sally introduced the students to the work of acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean through our latest acquisition 'The Russian ending' 2001. See her photogravures in our International galleries, free, Level 2.

#tacitadean #nationalgalleryaus #contemporaryart #photogravures @anuartdesign


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'Fantastic tour for our students. It brought the art to life, and exceeded expectations,' – Encounter Lutheran College, SA teacher. It's exciting to see our smaller visitors use their critical and creative thinking to respond to the art in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander galleries, Level 1 on World Indigenous Peoples Day.

#NGAEducation #nationalgalleryaus #arteducation #arteducationmatters #australianart #indigenousart #aboriginalart #atsiart #trevornickolls #indigenouspeoplesday

Work: Trevor Nickolls 'Family in Blue Holden' 1998 © Trevor Nickolls/Copyright Agency


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More than just a building—find the beautiful sculptural angles of Col Madigan's architectural masterpiece when you visit. Free and open 10am – 5pm every day except Christmas Day.

#colmadigan #architecture #brutalist #nationalgalleryaus #visitcanberra #architecturalphotography


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